|To-go||Sit & Savor|
|Ohmmm||Buckle Your Seatbelt|
|Easy Words||Advanced Vocabulary|
The Secret History by Donna Tartt came before The Goldfinch but, for this reviewer, was the far better, and much easier, read.
Tartt follows a group of prep-school kids who find themselves in the troublesome position of being, well, I don’t want to ruin anything.
The bigger issue at hand is egos. So. Many. Egos.
Tartt creates characters that the reader learns to love, love to hate and hate but love anyway, right along with the protagonist. For all of us who didn’t go to a prep school, or an elite school, or didn’t find ourselves in an elite anything, this book shows us not only an inside look but also a look at the people inside of it all.
It’s a fun read and an interesting read. This reviewer wanted to summarize it into two words, “Relentlessly Erudite”, but Vanity Fair has already beaten me to it. But, there it is. If this tone is going to bother you, then you may want to pass. If you liked The Goldfinch, then dive in head first.